Year 1

Click here to view the curriculum plan for the Y1 class for the school year 2020-2021

Happy New Year !

We are  really looking forward to the new school term and continuing your child's learning. Although school will be a little different from before we will strive to learn together ,safely and be the best we can be. The information on this page provides you with the broad objectives we will be covering this term and year.

I will be using Class Dojo to set homework weekly on Fridays and would like it done by the following Wednesday please and submitted via Class Dojo. Your child will have a homework book to complete this in. Please keep this at home .

Our topic this term is TOYS . 

As there is no trip this term we will study one of your own toys .We will look at what they are made of, how they work ,if they are new or old toys, what toys your grandparents may have played with. We will look at large toys like playgrounds and make and design our our playground in groups.

Our dance lessons will be based on moving like toys, puppet dances and robotic dances and making a toy motif. We will be having dance lessons on Thursday with Mrs Wells . Please can your child come to school dressed in their PE kit with a tracksuit on top .They will stay in these clothes all day. This begins Thursday 7th January. 

In Literacy we will be reading the stories of Julia Donaldson . Reading and writing about the puppet Pinnochio. Hopefully having a Punch and Judy puppet show in school and sewing our own sock puppets. 

Our Maths continues to follow the Abacus scheme and you all have links to access the online maths games and support.

In Art we will paint or draw our favourite toy and also study the work of artist Vincent Van Gogh.

In RE we will be learning about the GOSPELS -The good news that Jesus brings. We will also learn about Salvation before Easter examining why Easter matters to Christians. Lastly we will study another religion -Judaism looking in particular at the life of Moses.

Mrs Thompson-Smith will be continuing to teach Science to the children focussing on Sorting and Using Materials. Identifying different materials of objects and their properties.

I hope this gives you a flavour of the exciting things we are going to study this term and help you widen and support the children's learning from home.

Here's to a productive and continued exciting learning journey for your children ,

Mrs Hindle and Mrs Wiseman 

Here are some other policies which parents of children in Y1 may find useful 

Reading Policy

Phonics Policy

Phonics Guide for parents

Please click here for information about how we will be working with all our children this year - 2020-2021 


Here are some photographs of the children creating their own sunflower paintings after looking at Van Gogh's painting of SUNFLOWERS!